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Tommie Waheed Evans merges urban street dance and contemporary dance vocabularies through movement propelled by gospel music and polyrhythmic sounds. Celebrating their Joyce debut, Evans and his company waheedworks present Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest. For Evans, hope for equality to all Americans, no matter their race, creed, or gender, is the importance of the Civil Rights Movement. Speeches from this era not only served as a vehicle for social change, but also for self-assertiveness. This work explores the idea of bodies uniting in protest. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “We Shall Overcome” becomes the embodiment of faith and protest; situating itself within the meta-textual location of moving bodies alongside and within his speech.

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About American Dance Platform

Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's seventh annual American Dance Platform, dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

The American Dance Platform will feature one company per program selected by a guest curator, and each program will be performed twice during the course of the week. For the seventh edition of ADP, The Joyce has selected acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown as the curator.

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Tue, Jan 10 at 7:30pm Wed, Jan 11 at 7:30pm Thu, Jan 12 at 8pm
Fri, Jan 13 at 8pm Sat, Jan 14 at 8pm Sun, Jan 15 at 2pm

Health & Safety Protocols

The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, including performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.

Funding Credits

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour with no intermission

January 12—15 American Dance Platform


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